(a) The governing body may establish flood plain zones and districts and restrict
the use of land therein and may restrict the application thereof to lands, adjacent
to watercourses, subject to floods of a lesser magnitude than that having a chance
occurrence in any one year of 1%. Any flood plain regulations shall comply with the minimum requirements of the national
flood insurance act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 4001 et seq.) or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
(b) Prior to the adoption thereof, the governing body shall submit to the chief engineer
of the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture any ordinance,
resolution, regulation or plan that proposes to create or to effect any change in
a flood plain zone or district, or that proposes to regulate or restrict the location
and use of structures, encroachments, and uses of land within such an area. The chief engineer may require, pursuant to rules and regulations, each submission
hereunder to be accompanied by complete maps, plans, profiles, specifications and
textual matter. The chief engineer shall approve or disapprove any such ordinance, resolution, regulation
or plan or changes thereof within 90 days of the date of receipt of all such data
required by the chief engineer as specified in rules and regulations adopted thereby.
If the chief engineer fails to approve or disapprove within the 90 day period required
by this section, such ordinance, resolution, regulation or plan or change thereof
shall be deemed approved. The chief engineer shall provide, in writing, specific reasons for any disapproval.
(c) The chief engineer shall adopt such rules and regulations deemed necessary to
administer and enforce the provisions of this section.
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